Barbara Greenstein, principal of Human Resource Prescriptions, is a performance improvement specialist providing proven and creative ways to improve human performance in the workplace. By identifying issues and opportunities for improvement, she helps organizations large and small meet their planned goals.
Barbara is highly regarded for her facilitation and instructional design skills. With over 20 years of experience in the training and development field, her mission is to help clients put the systems in place that will help them manage effectively in today's changing business environment while ensuring optimal performance and job satisfaction for all employees.
Prior to becoming an external consultant, Barbara's corporate experience included training and instructional design for Burger King Corporation, Pizza Hut, and Electronic Data Systems (EDS). She completed her undergraduate work in consumer affairs and management at Florida International University and received a master's degree in human resource development, as well as graduate certificates in instructional design and total quality management (TQM) from Marymount University.
Barbara is an adjunct professor for the master's program in human resources at Chapman University in San Diego. She has also served as a facilitator for the University of San Diego's master's program in executive leadership program. In addition, she is a Certified Performance Technologist (CPT), a certification awarded through the International Society of Performance Improvement (ISPI) and the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD). Barbara is past president of the San Diego chapter of ASTD and an active member of ISPI.
Bruce Runnfeldt is the co-founder and President of InnerChange. Since 1987, he has worked with a wide variety of organizations providing creative solutions to talent management needs including recruiting and selection, onboarding, performance management, training and development, pipeline planning ,and career planning.
Prior to 1987, he served as corporate director of training and development for Hyatt Hotels, corporate manager of training and development for Helene Curtis Industries, and worked as a training consultant for Abbott Laboratories and Organizational Consultants.
In addition to this corporate experience, Bruce has served as a member of the adjunct graduate faculty in Management and Organizational Behavior at Benedictine University and the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. He has also provided services for governmental and non-profit organizations including Easter Seals of Metropolitan Chicago, the Veterans Administration, the Department of Justice, the IRS, the Chicago Metropolitan Agency For Planning, and the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago.
Bruce is a graduate of North Park College in Chicago and received his master's degree in administration and organizational behavior from George Williams College in Downers Grove, Illinois.
Cindy is the author of Virtual Training Basics (ASTD Press, 2010), and coauthor of two ASTD Press Infolines, “Simple, Effective Online Learning” and “Designing for the Virtual Classroom.” She has taught hundreds of synchronous online classes for a variety of audiences. Her favorite passion is to help trainers deliver effective online classes. She assists clients on their conversion to virtual training through her consulting practice.
As Chair of ASTD’s National Advisors for Chapters, Cindy served on the national ASTD Board of Directors in 2009-2010. She was recognized by the Triangle Business Journal as a “40-Under-40” Award recipient in 2003.
Cindy holds a Master’s degree in Public and International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh, and a Bachelor’s degree from James Madison University. Cindy was also one of the first to earn the Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) designation.
Donald J. Ford is a training and performance improvement consultant specializing in instructional design and process improvement. He has worked in the field of human resource development for twenty years, including training management positions at Southern California Gas Company, Magnavox, Allied-Signal, and Texas Instruments. His consulting clients include Toyota, Nissan, Rockwell International, Samsung Electronics, Orange County Transportation Authority, Glendale Memorial Hospital, and others. For these and other clients, he has developed custom classroom, self-study and web-based training, conducted performance and needs analyses, facilitated groups, managed improvement projects, taught courses, and evaluated results.
He teaches graduate courses in human resource development for Antioch University, Los Angeles, and Cal State University Northridge. He has published 35 articles and three books on topics in training, education, and management, including Bottom-Line Training: How to Design and Implement Training Programs that Boost Profits (Gulf Publishing, 1999), In Action: Designing Training Programs (Editor, ASTD, 1996), and The Twain Shall Meet: The Current Study of English in China (McFarland, 1988).
Don holds a bachelor's degree and master's degree in history and a doctorate in education, all from UCLA.
Ethan S. Sanders is president and CEO of Sundial Learning Systems. Before founding this company, Sanders was manager of instructional design for ASTD. Before joining ASTD, Ethan worked as an internal consultant in the publishing and banking industry, and was a training manager in the transportation industry. Ethan is a co-author of ASTD Models for Learning Technologies, ASTD Models for Workplace Learning and Performance, HPI Essentials, and the ASTD course "Human Performance Improvement in the Workplace." Ethan's articles have appeared in numerous professional publications throughout the world. Ethan also teaches several of ASTD's courses offered through public and corporate seminars. He holds a master's degree in applied behavior science from Johns Hopkins University.
Geri is president and principal consultant of Geri Lopker & Associates. Her international client list includes corporations, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and Fortune 100 companies. Geri has been a performance consultant both as an internal area director of operations for a large healthcare agency, and as an external consultant with clients big and small. Geri has over 20 years of experience working in the areas of systems, finance, change management, leadership, communication, strategic planning, team building, and customer relations.
Geri earned a master's degree in human resources and organization development from the University of San Francisco. She earned the Certified Performance Technologist (CPT) certification in 2003. She is an adjunct professor for Chapman University teaching the nationally acclaimed Human Performance Improvement in the Workplace certificate series. She has also earned this HPI certificate. She has received the Total Trainer Certificate from OC-ASTD and is currently part of the faculty for the Total Trainer program.
Geri is past president of the International Society for Performance Improvement, Orange County Chapter. She is past president of ASTD, Orange County chapter.
Lorimer Fauntleroy is the principal of Pinnacle Performance Partners (P3), based in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. P3 is a workplace learning and development company specializing in performance-based learning solutions. P3 assists clients in determining whether the cause of a performance gap is a lack of performer knowledge or skills. When it is, P3 creates a performance-based learning solution.
Since 2000, P3 has assisted ASTD in various capacities including a number of course redesigns and development, course review and oversight, and course facilitation.
Organizations for which P3 has provided on-site services since 1998 include Mercury Insurance, Image Point, ExxonMobil, High Point Regional Health System, Lockheed Martin, National Center on Education and the Economy, Ft. Campbell Army Base, Acupowder, The University of Tulsa, Luxotica, United Healthcare, American Express, Alphagraphics, International Truck, and others.
Lorimer holds a BA degree in History from the University of Richmond and an MS degree in Human Resource Development from the University of Tennessee.
Mimi Banta, a skilled facilitator and organization development consultant, has over 25 years of experience helping private, public sector, and not-for-profit organizations implement training and development initiatives that produce results. Clients rely on her ability to diagnose training needs, engage executives in development efforts, design and conduct training, and equip in-house staff to be effective trainers.
In addition to an educational background in psychology and adult education, Mimi is certified to use a variety of tools such as the Career Architect, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator assessment, "I Speak Your Language," and Change Style Indicator. She is also affiliated with Netspeed Leadership, Learning Tree International, and is master certified in Achieve Global products and services.
Rhonda Askeland is an organization development and training partner, facilitator, coach, instructional designer, and performance consultant with a twenty-year background working with leaders at all levels — C-level, managers, teams, and individual contributors. She has her own consulting business and has worked for training companies Blessing/White and Cahners TRACOM. She has worked with leaders in Fortune 100 companies in diverse industries, as well as government agencies, and a California university system.
Her recent projects include development of a leadership development series in the entertainment industry, co-development and facilitation of an innovative 12-month leadership program for executive managers in the finance industry, and ongoing coaching of sales management on account executives selection process for a credit-reporting agency. In addition to coaching, she created a 90-day onboarding map to follow-up account executive selection to accelerate hire-to-performance.
Her creativity in design and delivery earned her recognition in ASTD's Training magazine for innovative training and experiential learning techniques. Additionally, she was a co-author in two ASTD's T+D Learning Blueprint columns on "Presentation Design" and "More Than a Smile Sheet: Using Level 1 Evaluation Effectively."
Rhonda has a passion for helping organizations achieve results through people. She is president-elect of ASTD Orange County (OC), past president of International Society of Performance Improvement (ISPI)-OC (2009), past board member of ISPI-OC and ISPI-LA, and is currently on the Whittier College Alumni Board.
Rhonda's goal is to improve performance through people.